I started following the photojournalism of Andrew McConnell a number of years ago when we were both at World Picture News. His images instantly struck me as being powerful, unique and elegant. He works primarily in color and does a fantastic job of setting a mood in his images and stories.
Born in Ireland, McConnell started out as a press photographer before going out on his own to document under-reported issues. His work now concentrates in Africa but you can see other regions represented on his site as well.http://www.andrewmcconnell.com